The 9350 Automatic Tuning Whip Antenna is designed for maximum durability and reliability in demanding mobile military operations.
Codan's 9350 Antenna is designed to be used with transceivers that have a large channel capacity.
The 9350 Antenna includes two whip top sections. The standard or primary whip is a wire that is encased in a polyurethane covered fibreglass rod. It is designed to withstand substantial flexing and hard knocks and operates over the full frequency range of this antenna.
The shorter, secondary whip is manufactured from stainless steel. It is designed for use as a backup in emergency situations when the standard whip has been damaged. This whip is only suitable for operation over a transmit frequency range of 2.5 to 30 MHz and is less efficient than the primary whip.
The 9350 Antenna is constructed to withstand the harsh field and environmental conditions common in military operations. The main antenna section is constructed of fibreglass reinforced nylon, which provides a weatherproof housing for the control and tuning devices.
High radiation efficiency
The 9350 Antenna has a comparably high rate of radiation efficiency. It is rated for maximum voice power of 125 watts PEP.
Sensitive to weak signals
When in Scan or Free Tune Receiver mode, a broadband amplifier is activated. This makes the antenna sensitive to even the weakest signals over the entire frequency range.
Primary whip top - Transmit operation: 2–30 MHz
Secondary whip top - Transmit operation: 2.5–30 MHz
Receive-only: 250 kHz – 30 MHz
(Scan mode/Free Tune Receiver mode)
- Power rating 125 watts PEP (voice)
Static: 150 mA
Tuning: 1 A (12 V DC nominal —supplied
from the transceiver)
- Input impedance 50 Ω: VSWR typically 1.5:1
- Operating temperature –40 to +60°C
- Tuning speed Typically 2 seconds
- Size and weight Primary whip: 2.47 m ; 5.8 kg
- Colour Black, Green
Values noted are typical. Equipment descriptions and specifications subject to change without notice or obligation.
Near Vertical Incidence Skywave (NVIS) Kit
The NVIS kit is an add-on accessory for Codan’s 9350 Antenna. Short vertical whip antennas are poor radiators at high take-off angles. This makes short distance communications difficult, especially in hilly terrain. Making the whip longer and more horizontal improves the high take-off angle radiation efficiency.
Improves short-range communications
Transmit and receive paths over the range of 0 to 500 kms will be greatly improved with the addition of the NVIS kit.
Easily attached to a variety of vehicles
The NVIS kit can be quickly and easily attached to a wide variety of vehicles. All fitting instructions are provided – no special tools are required.
The tough design of the NVIS has been proven through extensive field testing.
Easy to transport
The NVIS kit is supplied in a canvas bag for ease of transportation.
Note: The frequency range of the NVIS kit is 1.6 to 12 MHz.
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